April 2, 2019 - Council Meeting Highlights

2021 National Junior A Championship Bid

Council supported the bid to host the 2021 National Junior A Championship as presented by Stuart Ladyman and Dean Clarke and committed to a financial contribution in 2021 of $100,000, if the bid is rewarded.

Speed Monitoring on Municipal Roadways

Council received the report outlining speed monitoring on municipal roadways.

Permissive Tax Exemption Policy Update

Council directed staff to cap the property taxes forgone percentage in the policy at 1.68% as opposed to the proposed 1.75% into the amended Permissive Tax Exemption policy.  

Energy Retrofit Loan Program Update

Council directed staff to amend the terms of the Energy Retrofit Loan Program to reflect the increase in costs of energy audits, allow for participation of non-owner occupied homes, and rename the program to “Home Energy Loan Program”, as well as to extend the Home Energy Loan Program to December 31, 2022.

Grants for Renewable Energy Production

Council received the “Grants for Renewable Energy Production” report and directed staff to complete the Power Generation Study and to submit a completed “Pilot Project Application Form” for the Generator Peak Shaving Pilot Project to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as well as to amend the 2019 Electric Utility Budget to include a $200,000 Peak Shaving Pilot Project, including $100,000 in Grant funding, if awarded the grant.

Urban Deer Update and Recommendations

Council directed staff to maintain the status quo approach towards urban deer management in Penticton and re-engage with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and BC Conservation on a regional approach and deal with specific issues on an event by event basis.

2019-2023 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2019-10

Council adopted “2019-2023 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2019-10”.

 

These highlights are intended to provide a brief summary of recent Council proceedings.  The summary is not inclusive of all agenda items.  For a detailed account of the full agenda, including staff reports, other supporting documents and official meeting minutes, please consult the City’s website (www.penticton.ca/council) or call the City’s Corporate Administration Department at 250-490-2400.